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post #886 of 1246

I have also problems with DSD, meaning I can hear the music, but the DSD light on the Geek is not turned on. It shows me only 88.2k when playing DSD64 (2822400 Hz)

When playing DSD128 (5644800 Hz) I hear nothing, but its playing, and the DSD light is still not on.

 

Foobar Output -  Asio: Light Harmonic ASIO

 

Installed components:

 

DSDIFF Decoder foo_input_dsdiff

ASIO Support: foo_out_asio

Super Audio CD Decoder: foo_input_sacd

 

Settings in Tools-SACD:

 

Asio driver mode: it was PCM before, now changed to DSD and restarted the foobar, same problem

PCM Volume: +0db

PCM Samplerate: 352800

DSD2PCMMode: Multistage (Fixed Point)

 

 

Any idea?

 

 

Thanks

post #887 of 1246
Try this link:

http://geek.lhlabs.com/force/geekoutsupport/1176-foobar-installation-document.html
post #888 of 1246

not trying to incite any pc/mac war, but geez, getting high-res stuff to play on windows seems like a PITA...:blink:

post #889 of 1246
Do all hi-Rez setups have problems with Windows, or is it particular to the Geek's drivers?
post #890 of 1246
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Originally Posted by hatefulsandwich View Post

Do all hi-Rez setups have problems with Windows, or is it particular to the Geek's drivers?

i think drivers in general are problematic...i know other companies that have had issues with drivers for their audio devices.

 

i'm a mac user and have no idea what any of those acronyms for windows mean, anyway. 

post #891 of 1246
No... My experience Its Windows...

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post #892 of 1246

After running into the same problem, I uninstalled the DSDIFF component (it actually transcodes to PCM) and let the SACD component do the work (set up using the pdf guide Michael linked). No problem anymore, DSD is played as DSD (ie blue light on on your GO).

post #893 of 1246
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Originally Posted by kugino View Post
 

not trying to incite any pc/mac war, but geez, getting high-res stuff to play on windows seems like a PITA...:blink:

 

Curiosity:  Does DSD work out of the box in Macs too?

post #894 of 1246
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Originally Posted by walfredo View Post
 

 

Curiosity:  Does DSD work out of the box in Macs too?


Mac users would very likely be running Audirvana+, or to a lesser extent JRMC19 which is still in beta for the Mac platform.

 

I can only speak for A+, DSD works with just a couple of clicks in the software configuration panel setting up DoP.

 

BitPerfect would also work, but I haven't bought their DSD Master add-on/plug-in as yet, without which there is no DSD support.

 

@kugino is right, though I too am not wishing to incite a Mac vs. Windows debate. I also have JRMC19 running on a Windows 7 laptop and while not a total PITA, it isn't quite as plug and play friendly as A+ is on the Mac, and does require the ASIO driver etc... Not any fault of JRiver, just a Windows requirement. JRMC is easier to configure than Foobar is, at least in my opinion, but both are good programs.

post #895 of 1246

Foobar2000 on Window is free, even with plugins. All of my DSD/DXD played fine.

With the only exceptions to change tracks from DSD get an error first time.

 

Audirvana+ from 74$, JRMC19 ~50$

(+ DSD plugins?)

 

On Mac everything should work out of the box or with few clicks, but have to pay. And you don't need to know about the background...

post #896 of 1246
Quote:

 

Alas, no luck.  "The process receiving or sending data has terminated"

post #897 of 1246
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Originally Posted by bitlisz View Post
 

Foobar2000 on Window is free, even with plugins. All of my DSD/DXD played fine.

With the only exceptions to change tracks from DSD get an error first time.

 

Audirvana+ from 74$, JRMC19 ~50$

(+ DSD plugins?)

 

On Mac everything should work out of the box or with few clicks, but have to pay. And you don't need to know about the background...


A+ and JRMC19 do not charge extra for DSD plug-ins, the standard program supports DSD, albeit at a price as you pointed out.

 

On a Mac, BitPerfect is the bargain of the group at $10, however their DSD Master plug-in is $30 additional.


Edited by MikeyFresh - 5/21/14 at 8:27am
post #898 of 1246
Speaking of DSD, does anyone have any albums to recommend? I have a free 2L album code from Light Harmonic and I'm not sure what to use it on. I was planning to use it to get a stereo DSD128 album since 1) I don't have any DSD albums, and 2) I might as well use it on a higher resolution format since the Geek products can play it, and 3) at $38 an album, that's insanely expensive for me to purchase normally. It wouldn't make much sense to get the multi-channel DSD64 format, would it?

I'm contemplating between Ola Gjeilo's "Piano Improvisation" album since it's Ola Gjeilo and I like his works, but I also like Schola Solensis' "Psallat Ecclesia: Sequences From Medieval Norway" album because I enjoy choral works too.

Decisions, decisions...
Edited by miceblue - 5/21/14 at 10:52am
post #899 of 1246

DP see below


Edited by m-i-c-k-e-y - 5/21/14 at 12:54pm
post #900 of 1246

There are 10 DSD128 sample files (and a lot more in different format) you can doawnload in their sample page.

 

Link: http://www.2l.no/hires/index.html

 

Bought their 2L - The Nordic Sound - Audiophile Reference Recording album in DSD128.

It contains 19 reference recordings.

 

Link: https://shop.klicktrack.com/2l/35847/?

 

It costs 33EUR. After applying the Free 2L Album Code...It then comes FREE.

 

Remember its a 6GB download.

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